Cartersville – A Real Georgia Gem

between Atlanta, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Located North of Atlanta on I-75

Allatoona Lake Recreational Facilities and Visitor's Center

More than 1,000 secluded RV and tent campsites are found along the shoreline of this 12,000 acre lake in Bartow County. Visitors can experience the wonders of nature, dive into water sports and generally relax knowing that your never more than 10 minutes from town. A stop at the Visitors Center will provide you with detailed maps of the lake and recreation areas and will introduce you to the history of Allatoona Lake, Bartow County's geology, the Native American culture and the Civil War. The Overlook provides soaring view of Allatoona Lake, its dam and the Etowah River below. Hiking trails end at the river bottom. Open daily. Handicap Accessible. No admission charged.

Resource Management Office

1138 State Route 20 Spur SE
Cartersville GA 30121

Official Allatoona Lake Website
A Site on Northwest Georgia's Blue & Gray Trail
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Directions: from Atlanta, go north on I-75 to Exit 290. Turn right on GA 20 then immediately right on Spur 20. Follow Spur 20 with caution approximately 4 miles.